UV Printing or Printing on Film?

Photo printing on glass is popular and continues to win hearts because it can be applied on kitchen backsplashes, kitchen facades, the facade of a sliding wardrobe, and on everything that your imagination prompts. To realize your ideas, you just need to choose which printing method suits you best: UV or film. Outwardly, it is quite difficult to see the differences if the same image is applied to glass with these two methods. But both one and the other application method have their pros and cons.

Printing on Film
Printing on Film
Printing on film was once the only solution for the manufacture of glass with photo printing. Paint is applied to a thin polymer film and then rolled onto the glass.

Main advantages: low cost; high productivity; the high quality of picture or photo.

Disadvantages: shrinkage of the film over time; the method requires special knowledge during installation; products with film printing cannot be glued since the adhesive corrodes the film.

 UV Printing on Glass
UV Printing on Glass

UV printing makes it possible to create photographic images on the glass itself with paints that harden under the influence of ultraviolet radiation.

Main advantages: it is difficult to damage the paint layer (unless you scratch the product on purpose); printing on material that is the direct carrier of the drawing; drawings look somewhat brighter than when printing on film; you can stick products, but only with special glue.

Disadvantages: the high cost (2-4 times more expensive than printing on film); small productivity.